I was invited to consult a European research project called Eunomia. The project aims to implement a web of trust system for the spread of news in social networks, and I will be advising them on how their system can work with decentralized social networks, and Mastodon in particular. I'll also be doing community outreach, since at some point we'll need volunteers for trying it out.
The kick-off meeting is in January, in London. I bought the tickets today. Excited & equally terrified.
@Gargron it’s a very interesting question. Consensus and news don’t seem to go hand in hand. News happens regardless of how many of us witness it. Or are we calculating how many of us witness the same news and are affected by it?